THROUGH THE UNIQUE PRACTICE OF CREATIVE RECOVERY, CRN BUILDS THE NATIONAL CAPABILITY OF AUSTRALIANS TO BE BETTER PREPARED TO COPE WITH DISASTERS, THEREBY CONTRIBUTING TO OUR NATIONAL RESILIENCE.
Through training, mentoring, development and dissemination of practice standards, CRN supports people to grow into confident, connected, collaborative and inclusive communities.
This is achieved by working with and through communities and their leaders, building creative facilitation techniques and better practice and capacity to develop participatory creative programs that are inclusive, trauma informed and integrated into the ecology of disaster management.
The aim of Creative Recovery is to establish the basis for sustainable community building and resilience. This includes recognition of participants as a creative and social resource with the skills and understanding to identify important community stories and aspirations, and produce meaningful and transformative work.
This creative recovery training teaches participants creative practice and how to use its facilitation model to strengthen community relationships, foster community collaboration, and build trust and cooperation – the hallmarks for enhancing community cohesion and resilience.
This is an experiential training program where participants are provided opportunities and encouraged to explore ideas and reflect on the way they work and engage.
“What I take away from this workshop is knowledge about being safe in process.”
“I did not know there was a ‘science’ behind groups and that groups are what connect us to the community. I found a system of facilitating that is constructive.”
“Thank you, you have provided skills that I will use and take with me through life.”
“This was a well-formulated workshop. I found many personal and group creative ideas and formed much needed inspiration.”
“In the past, I have been much more focussed on individuals’ skill and knowledge-building, rather than group cohesion. I’d always wondered how strong groups are formed – this program helped me understand and implement this.”
“We were very impressed by the quality of the training, the compassion, the patience, the amount of information covered and the ease in which it was grasped by the participants.”
“The connections and friendships that formed over that weekend are now the foundation from which the [creative recovery] project has grown. The knowledge and skills we learn made the backbone of the project stronger. The naturing we felt that weekend holds us as we navigate this space.”